We had school today, and we talked about Martin Luther King Jr. I shared with the girls all that I remember of that period of time and what my own experiences were during the Civil Rights Movement. And then I had the girls spend time writing a short Essay on "I Have A Dream"....
Here were the results. I found it very interesting how they each personalized today. It is human nature that we ALL want to be treated equally. :)
"I have a dream that All people wouldn't get mocked or teased just
because they are a little different. There are kids out there that get
teased because they mumble when they talk, or other kids that have
missing parts of their bodies. I myself am one of them. When I walk, I
swing sideways. I have arms that look deformed and I have two prosthetic
feet. So when I go on short walks or
go to the store, people look at me as if I am an alien from another
planet. My dream is that someday adults and children will look at all
people, black or white, disabled or not, retarded or silent, the way God
looks at us.
The Bible says that we are all fearfully and
wonderfully made. God knitted us together in our mother's womb the way
He wanted us to be. Psalm 139:13-14.
"For you formed my inward
part; you knitted me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to you, for
I am fearfully and wonderfully made, Wonderful are your works and my
soul knows it very well. Amen!"
(I am just going to post part of hers... as hers was very similar to the other girls but had a different twist at the end. )
"I want to be a Nation that
has a reputation for being kind and not critical. I want people to visit
America and go home wishing that their nation could be like ours."
I have a dream that all
lpeole would be treated the same; that they would be KIND! I have a
dream that people wouldn't be bullied just because they had a fake leg
or missing body parts, autism or a different skin color.
I know one thing: I would not want to be treated meanly. People that treat other people that way are called bullies.
If you are just trying to have fun at a park or something and someone
is teasing you, on the outside you may act and say it didn't hurt your
feelings, but inside your whole body is shaking because you are mad and
your feelings ARE hurt. You almost feel sorry for that person.
have had the experience, and I hope that you don't. But even if you
don't look like you have problems, people will try to find a way to hurt
you. Everybody has a problem of some kind.
So no matter what,
don't let anyone ruin your life and always be kind to everyone. Love
your family, friends neighbors, enemies and even bullies. SO my dream
is that people wouldn't be bullied or treated wrongly just because of
the way God made them.
DON'T BE A BULLY
And then Alli's (part of which really made me laugh)
I have a dream taht all
people who have problems will not be made fun of, because they might get
their feelings hurt. Like y sisters; they have people stare at how they
walk of how thier legs are shaped. It hurts my feelings that people do
I also dream taht I could be a doctor or a teacher so I can
help people that have problems. I sometimes think about how lucky
people are if they have a fake legs or legs, becasue they won't get cuts
I am happy that some people are even alive. I am glad that God gave everybody life to dream and see His miracles .
Love my girl's thoughts. :)
"His Mercies Are New Every Morning"
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)